WWDC is upon us again and while the event is geared towards software. Apple does address hardware and announce new devices from time to time. Will Apple address their MacBook keyboard issues during the event or wait till later in the year?
The Google Home out sold the Echo for the first time last quarter but Amazon is still the market leader. That doesn’t mean the echo isn’t stumbling with privacy. Their was a recent breach in privacy that has everyone concerned.
The TicWatch Pro is a sub $300 smartwatch with two displays. The first is an OLED and the second is a LCD screen that’s transparent when off. The two screen option is a way to save battery life and always have some display on - showing the time or other stats.
OnePlus 6 is a premium phone with a low price. It has a notch, headphone jack, and a huge screen. It’s more expensive then other OnePlus phones but is still reasonably priced for a flagship speced phone.
Microsoft is releasing a new controller meant for anyone with disabilities. The device was leaked earlier this week but Microsoft finally unveiled it. At $99 it’s an affordable option for someone who may not feel comfortable or even be able to use a traditional Xbox Controller.
After being announced a year ago, Nest is finally selling the Temperature sensor. The sensor will help to cool and heat larger homes properly. It’s a minor update but important to compete with SmartThings and Ecobee
Boosted announced two new form factors of electric skateboards. The Boosted Mini S and Mini X are now moving away from the longboard styles. The Boosted Mini S starts at $750 - the cheapest Boosted board yet. Boosted also announced the third gen of their longboards with improved wheels, deck, and battery packs.
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a standout Android phone. It features excellent battery life, a dual camera with AI capabilities, and while the software has major bugs – it’s something Huawei can fix with software updates. The price cuts Huawei is offering to make the phone more appealing to U.S. consumers who are trained to buy phones on a monthly installment plan.
At $699 the Mate 10 Pro is an excellent choice if the Pixel 2 XL isn’t a phone, you want to buy. There are a tone of bells and whistles, and the stellar battery life means you can get all day even if you’re using all the features.
Let me know what you think about the Huawei Mate 10 Pro in the comments below! You can buy the Mate 10 Pro on Amazon for $649 now.
In a surprise launch PlayersUnknown's Battlegrounds mobile is available for IOS and Android in the u.s. today. They beat fortnite to the market but fortnite still has an upper hand on the console market and PC gaming. We will see if fortnite or even pubg on mobile is a good idea or it's a better idea to have it on the Nintendo switch. Follow us on Twitter Facebook or Anchor.
Just in time for summer Philips Hue announces a range of outdoor lights. Those lights work with the existing hardware so it means you're able to use the same bridge and the same app for your outdoor smart lights. Listen to the full episode to find out how much they are what features they bring and don't forget to check out our website; gadgetsm.art.
In the market for video doorbell? The Netvue Belle is one of the best options. Belle features a A.I. which is meant to become your bulter for your front door. There are some rough edges and unfinished features but the doorbell is promising.
Android P is finally out. The latest Android developer preview is available to finally download on their Android devices. Well we don't have a name for Android P I do have a guest of it being called Android Pop-Tart. Beyond name guessing there are a few updates to the UI and other efficiency updates to the operating system.
The Galaxy S9 was announced during MWC. The new phone is largely the same as last year's phone but the big change is the camera. This year there's a bigger focus on the camera and it's brought in the best rating so far. At 104 it beats all the other cameras but is the rating true to the cameras quality?
Anchor was a short form podcast focused on Snapchat style disappearing audio clips, but over the months they've introduced more traditional podcast tools and features. Now with Anchor 3.0 anyone can host a full podcast from the platform. It's free and big names like BuzzFeed and The Outline are using them.
The WyzeCam is a $20 home security camera that competes with the Arlo and Nest cam's that cost anywhere from $150 to $200. The V2 of the Cam offers better camera sensors and two way audio.
Chrome's new ad blocker is getting turned on tomorrow. It'll block annoying or intrusive ads. It's the first time the ad gaint will ever block ads so we will see how ads and web publishers adjust.
Here's the Chrome blog link: https://blog.chromium.org/2018/02/how-chromes-ad-filtering-works.html
The Bragi Dash Pro is a pair of wireless earbuds with some smart translation features, health tracking, and other smart functions. There's a decent battery but there is also a number of problems. Listen in and check out the buy link!
2017 is over and 2018 is here. I launched Gadget Smart in 2017 and it quickly evolved into the newsletter and podcast combo that we have now. I have a lot planned in 2018 nd hope to hit some big goals! Thanks for listening
The net neutrality fight isn't over yet. We can still keep the internet open and free. Message, email, call your Congress members to inform them that you care! Tell friends and family what could happen. Their are lawsuits coming for the FCC's repeal but we still need to fight.
Apple's iMac Pro is finally on sale! After being announced in June, Apple put the device up their site. The starter iMac is $4,999, and you can spec it up to almost $12,000. If your a creative or developer the iMac might appeal to you!
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin are all increasing in value and everyone's talking about these cryptocurrencies. There's a lot going on with them and I unpack some of the big news and key points around them.
Super Mario Cereal is confirmed! The box doubles as a collectors item and a amiibo that'll get you gold coins and hearts in the game Super Mario Odyssey. It's a fun and creative way to market the Switch and Mario. Pick the box up sometime after December 11th.